The Quonset hut is a structure the design of which was patterned after the Nissen hut used during the First World War. Back then, many American Quonset hut manufacturers came from the George A. Fuller construction firm which the US Navy commissioned in 1941 to produce a multi-purpose building made of lightweight materials. The name for the structure was derived from the place where this was first manufactured, Quonset Point, a small village in Davisville, Rhode Island, where the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center was then stationed. The original design of the early Quonset hut was fashioned from galvanized steel…

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